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All these glorious items (and more!) can be found at moon of retribvtion. And yes, I still occasionally ponder that FEMINIST KILLJOY collarbone tattoo but in the meantime I am 100% ordering that patch.
This is my idea of aging gracefully.
After these trivial but bracing exchanges, my pulse rate was normal, my cheeks were not red, I was not trembling. I hadn’t thought direct action would be so much fun. Habits of a lifetime peeled away. The world bristled with opportunities for a woman in her 70s to take a stand. I shouted on planes. I fought for my place in queues. I talked to myself out loud in public. I walked along the street singing a little song under my breath: “Back off. How dare you? Make my day.” I wouldn’t say I was on a hair-trigger. I was just primed for action.
A plea to bring back communal bathing.
Data mining, gendered pronoun/verb use, and thou.
Apparently monstrous women seems to be a web-wide thing right now.
The harpies were always thieves; it’s right there in the name, from harpezein, “snatcher.” In Homer, they’re storm spirits who carry people off unawares. But the defining story of the Harpies is the one canonized in the journey of the Argonauts, in which the Harpies are foul bird-woman creatures sent to torment King Phineus of Thrace. Any time Phineus is served food, the creatures swoop down and claw it away, either devouring it or rendering it inedible with their disgusting smell. They are ravenous, but their appetite isn’t just for food; what they can’t eat they are content to merely destroy. The important thing is that their target goes hungry.
A vulture that scavenged or befouled food would not be monstrous; wild creatures eat where they can and shit where they must. There are two things that make a harpy a monster: her single-minded focus on depriving others, and her human female face.
They don’t know me, but I feel like the organizers for The Rec Center included this story about porn gifs just for me.
A short paragraph of music links! Music for cats. All country songs are better when sung by women. Try Lazy Vibes for some calming (but not monotonous/drone) background music.
I was a high school journalist (I might have mentioned this before?) when the Hazelwood decision came down (nearly thirty years and still not over it) so the story about the teen journalists who took down their principal for lying on her resume has been giving me The Feels lately.
Five Myths about Non-Binary Transitioning
Once I realized that I did not have to “want to be a man” in order to be trans, I felt huge relief, and immediately settled down and got cozy with the label. Because for me, consciously identifying as transgender provided not just the gateway to invaluable resources, it also gifted me a community: a group of people I could see myself – my experiences, past, present, and possible futures – reflected in.
An article about the difference between representation and telling someone else’s story.
Food is one of the most important things in my life (I really, truly, madly, deeply, unapologetically, love food waaay beyond just what it means to generally enjoy eating), and have always been fascinated (and usually enraged by) food politics. If you’ve ever wondered why people will pay $25 for a plate of pasta but balk at more than $8 for a plate of curry, this (kind of old) article about spices and snobbery might be of interest.
I have a feeling that this person and I would probably get along. I already asked my local bookstore to order both of her books.
so yeah, even if people are relatively harmless it doesn’t mean you have to, like, be assaulted by their terrible memes. you don’t owe them shit! they’re not your mom! and if they are, you are not obligated to deal with her either!